Sociology 1101 Fundamentals of Sociology Notes

Sociology 1101 Fundamentals of Sociology Notes - Sociology...

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Sociology 1101 Notes Monday 8/23 Emile Durkheim-Le Suicide (1897) - Suicide is an act of social deviance. People commit suicide based on levels of social integration (group/community) and regulations (control, day-to-day live rules). Definitions stem from factors such as stability of family relations, religious affiliation, employment, and devotion to common goals. - Balance is key. Too much intergration (altruistic) or regulation (fatalistic) can produce suicide, as can too little integration (egoistic) and regulation (anomic). Last two are most common. - Women attempt suicide at a rate 3x higher than men, white women 2x the rate of African American women. - Rates of suicide amongst teenagers are relatively low (particularly younger teens). This is dichotomous with the popular notion that suicide is predominantly a phenomenon of the young. - 30-35,000 suicides per year in the US. - 1.5 million+ survivors (secondary survivors, such as family and friends) and approximately 250,000 attempts. Increasing the in African American population and amongst all demographics in the military. - 88 suicides per day= public health epidemic. Theoretical Paradigms: provides a basic image of society that guides your thinking and research. Theories (statements of how and why specific acts are related) fall under one of three theoretical paradigms in sociology. Structural-functional paradigm:
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